Funeral for Tunisian politician

Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a prominent Tunisian politician. Shokri Belaid was a leading secular opponent of the Islamist-led government in the country.

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Tunisian opposition calls for strike over politician killing

The murder of Chokri Belaid has sparked protests across the country Credit: Reuters

Tunisia's main opposition group has called for a nationwide strike in protest at the assassination of anti-Islamist politician Chokri Belaid.

A spokesman for the Popular Front, a coalition of opposition groups of which Belaid was a member, called for a general strike to take place tomorrow.

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